Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm CDT
the face of a man whose wife he murdered. >> [music] president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are getting ready for their first campaign debate. it takes place wednesday in denver. romney will be campaigning in denver today with a rally scheduled there tonight. president obama does not have any public appearances scheduled.. he'll spend the day in henderson, nevada, preparing for the debate. analysts from both political parties agree the debates may be romney's big chance. >>we have gottent o know obamamitt romney and has his canvas. >> he has two competing goals. the likable and lay out a contract. >>>>a recent c-n-n poll on who the voters think will win the debates shows a 25 percent advantage for obama. >>the u-s supreme court is expected to rule on affirmative action, voting rights, same sex marriage and other issues during the new term that begins today. on the docket today, a case that examines whether companies can be sued in u-s courts over human rights violations committed in other countries. next week, the justices are expected to hear arguments in a
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm CDT
muhammad told him to kill a pregnant woman, but he couldn't bring himself to do it. >>the presidential candidates are keeping a low profile today. preparing for tomorrow's first debate. president obama is at a resort near las vegas. he took a break from debate prep yesterday to meet with campaign workers in nevada. he brought pizzas and made a few phone calls to supporters. during one call he told a volunteer. they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they're making me do my homework. >>republican candidate mitt romney is already in denver. he spoke at a campaign rally last night. telling supporters the debates won't be about winning and losing. romney said it will be a chance for the candidates to describe the "pathway" on which they'd like to take the country. in addition to the three presidential debates, there will also be a vice presidential debate. >>a judge in pennsylvania ruled today that a new voter i-d law cannot be enforced in next month's presidential election. ritics say it is designed to keep minority voters. who typically vote democrat. away from the polls.
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm CDT
>>vying for votes. especially from independent voters. president obama and mitt romney are in denver tonight for the first presidential debate. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. sandra endo has our top story from denver. >> weeks of preparation will be tested on the stage in a matter of hours. how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away? >>>> >>>> govegornrn romney has toake ee debatat about the president's economic policy. the president has to do different from that. he has to make the debate about the choice between himself and the governor romney. pressing him about specifics. >> the debate is not about winning. >> the opportunity for him to talk directly to the american people without the filter. telling them about his plan for the next four years. >> obama advisers are also spending. reminding voters that the president's day drop has interfered with practice sessions. both candidates know that every questi
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm CDT
at the california home of latino labor leader cesar chavez. analysts say obama is reaching out to latino voters. underscoring their growing importance in presidential politics. >>republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan is campaigning in ohio today but yesterday he was in chicago raising money for his campaign. sunday's fundraiser was at the hyatt regency o'hare. ryan told supporters the president is trying to confuse voters, by distorting mitt romney's record. the campaign says more than 200 people attended the event. the vice presidential candidates will debate this thursday in kentucky. dozens of protesters outside fundraiser at the hotel. democratic congresswoman jan schakowsky organized this protest. she criticized romney for saying that he would consider cutting funding to p-b-s. schakowsky says romney's economic policies will only further burden the middle class. registration is up 1% from 2008 pack/then registration jump about 7%. election officials say they're not seeing the same level of enthusiasm. >>voter register deadline is tomorrow.chicago residents have two options. you c